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Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates

Fouet, Agnès and Smith, Kimothy L. and Keys, Chris and Vaissaire, Josée and Le Doujet, Claudine and Levy, Martine and Mock, Michèle and Keim, Paul (2002) Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40 (12). pp. 4732-4734. ISSN 1098-660X


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While outbreaks of animal anthrax zoonoses still regularly occur in France, little is known about the epidemiology links between them. We have used the eight-locus multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis typing technique against a collection of 50 Bacillus anthracis isolates from France. There were eight distinct genotypes belonging to two dissimilar genetic clusters. Regional strain patterns were observed, with the B2 genotypes prevalent in southern France and the A1a genotypes found only in northern France.

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.1128/JCM.40.12.4732-4734.2002
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QR Microbiology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 22:29
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/836

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